Updated August 18, 2021
Average Generation Technician Salary
$37,000 yearly
$17.93 hourly

Entry level Salary
$26,000 yearly
10 %
90 %
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PercentileAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly Rate
90th Percentile$52,000$4,333$25
75th Percentile$44,000$3,667$21
25th Percentile$31,000$2,583$15
10th Percentile$26,000$2,167$13

Average Generation Technician Salary By State

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Generation Technician average salary by State

StateAvg. salaryHourly rateJob Count
District of Columbia$43,067$20.71146
New Hampshire$42,561$20.46392
New Jersey$37,814$18.181,733
New Mexico$32,555$15.65319
New York$47,092$22.642,721
North Carolina$35,305$16.972,396
North Dakota$44,928$21.60145
Rhode Island$46,787$22.49203
South Carolina$34,736$16.701,220
South Dakota$37,320$17.94198
West Virginia$39,878$19.17246

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Highest Paying Cities For Generation Technician

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CityAvg. salaryHourly rate
Moorpark, CA$52,048$25.02
Ridgefield, CT$47,916$23.04
New York, NY$47,177$22.68
Portland, OR$45,584$21.92
Washington, DC$43,026$20.69
Bethesda, MD$42,995$20.67

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How much does a Generation Technician make?

  • The average Generation Technician makes $37,298 in the United States.
  • The average hourly pay for a Generation Technician is $17.93.
  • The average entry-level Generation Technician salary is $26,000.
  • Highest paying states for Generation Technician are Alaska ($55,218), California ($52,450), Hawaii ($55,218) and Connecticut ($55,218).
  • Highest paying cities for Generation Technician are Moorpark, CA ($52,048), Ridgefield, CT, New York, NY, Portland, OR and Washington, DC.
  • Generation Technicians on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $26,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $52,000.
  • The best-paid 25% made $44,000 that year, while the lowest-paid 25$ made $31,000
  • Industries with the highest Generation Technician salaries are Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical and Energy.

Average Generation Technician Salary Over Time

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    YearAvg. salaryHourly rate% Change

    How Much Do Generation Technicians Make In Different Industries?

    The salary for a Generation Technician can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for Generation Technicians tend to be found in Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical, and Energy companies. In fact, Generation Technicians can make a yearly salary of $41,202 while working for Manufacturing companies.
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    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Electrical Maintenance Technician

    Avg. salary: $49,888

    An electrical maintenance technician is primarily in charge of installing and repairing electrical systems. Their responsibilities often revolve around liaising with clients to identify their needs, examining electrical damages or defects on houses or establishments, troubleshooting, and performing fixes and replacements as needed. Aside from providing technical support, an electrical maintenance technician may also train junior technicians and monitor their progress. Furthermore, in a company setting, one must conduct regular maintenance checks on electrical systems to ensure a safe and efficient work environment.
    155,442 Electrical Maintenance Technician Jobs
    Instrument Technician Apprentice

    Avg. salary: $47,094

    An instrument technician apprentice is responsible for performing installation and repairs on various electrical equipment and instruments such as control panels and motors, all while under the supervision and directives of a senior or master technician. Typically, their tasks revolve around conducting regular maintenance checks, coordinating with other technicians, organizing supplies, operating electrical tools, and understanding various electronic principles. Furthermore, there are also instances where one may liaise with clients to discuss the extent of damage or repairs, building positive relationships in the process to secure a client base.
    98,800 Instrument Technician Apprentice Jobs
    Building Maintenance Technician

    Avg. salary: $37,058

    A building maintenance technician is a professional who takes responsibility for keeping the repair tools and other supplies in good condition. Building maintenance technicians make sure that a facility operates pretty well. The technicians need to familiarize the security of the buildings. They maintain buildings through repairs and safety checks. It is their job to care for industrial and commercial facilities and determine maintenance needs. Some of them are in charge of the landscape and perform primary janitorial work.
    137,499 Building Maintenance Technician Jobs
    Preventive Maintenance Technician

    Avg. salary: $41,589

    A preventive maintenance technician performs routine facility maintenance to prevent possible mechanical failure. The technicians change worn out machine parts before they can cause mechanical damage. They keep the facility operating. It is their job to conduct quality assessments, maintain inventory, and schedule repairs. Also, they see to it that machines are up and running at all times. They are expected to be equipped with skills in customer service, problem-solving, reading comprehension, business operation, and mechanical aptitude.
    143,721 Preventive Maintenance Technician Jobs
    Service And Repair Technician

    Avg. salary: $33,232

    Service and repair technicians install, maintains, or repair equipment and often travel to customer's location to provide service and maintenance. They are also known as field service technicians who have technical knowledge and skills to be able to install and conduct product testing or demo to properly instruct customers on the proper usage of the product. Also, they provide preventive maintenance procedures to prevent damage to the equipment, diagnose problems and make repairs. The job involves various services depending on the area of experience and expertise.
    162,809 Service And Repair Technician Jobs
    Equipment Maintenance Technician

    Avg. salary: $46,313

    An equipment maintenance technician is responsible for ensuring the stability and efficiency of all production tools and equipment to support smooth business functions and operations. Equipment maintenance technicians conduct regular maintenance for optimization, repair defective components, and inspect equipment parts to identify possible upgrades and replacements. They also assemble equipment and machinery, requiring them to have excellent mechanical and critical-thinking skills to analyze schematics and blueprints accurately. An equipment maintenance technician must be highly communicative and organizational, especially in adhering to the highest safety standards and protocols during operations.
    168,499 Equipment Maintenance Technician Jobs
    Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly RateJob Openings
    Electrical Maintenance Technician$49,888$4,157$23.98155,442
    Instrument Technician Apprentice$47,094$3,925$22.6498,800
    Building Maintenance Technician$37,058$3,088$17.82137,499
    Preventive Maintenance Technician$41,589$3,466$19.99143,721
    Service And Repair Technician$33,232$2,769$15.98162,809
    Equipment Maintenance Technician$46,313$3,859$22.27168,499
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    Generation Technician Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for a Generation Technician can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

    Which Companies Pay Generation Technicians The Most?

    If you want to get paid the most as a Generation Technician, being employed by a company such as Portland General Electric or iRobot would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Nixon Power Services and Cummins also report highly competitive salaries for Generation Technicians.

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    Recently Added Generation Technician Salaries

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    Butler AgGenerator TechnicianBismarck, ND12/22/2021$55,076
    Butler AgGenerator TechnicianSioux Falls, SD12/22/2021$55,076
    Butler MacHineryGenerator TechnicianMinot, ND12/11/2021$55,076
    Butler MacHineryGenerator TechnicianMinot, ND12/11/2021$55,076
    North Point Power SystemsGenerator TechnicianRed Bank, NJ09/15/2021$52,175
    City of Raleigh North CarolinaSR. Generator TechnicianRaleigh, NC08/01/2021$43,488
    Portland General ElectricGeneration Technician IClatskanie, OR07/31/2021$88,071
    Prime Power Services LLC.Field Generator TechnicianAustell, GA07/12/2021$39,653
    North Point ElectricalGenerator TechnicianShrewsbury, NJ07/10/2021$62,610
    Rock HillMaintenance Technician III-Generator TechnicianRock Hill, SC05/31/2021$38,651

    Average Generation Technician Salary by Demographic

    Generation Technician Gender Pay Gap

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    Median Generation Technician Income by Race
    Asian Generation Technicians have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or African American Generation Technicians have the lowest average salary at $33,846.
    Black or African American
    Hispanic or Latino
    Black or African American$33,846
    Hispanic or Latino$34,812
    Average Generation Technician Salary by Education Level
    Generation Technicians with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $42,426 annually. With a Bachelors degree, Generation Technicians earn a median annual income of $40,909 compared to $40,065 for Generation Technicians with an Associate degree.
    High School Diploma or Less
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Master's Degree
    High School Diploma or Less$37,064
    Some College/ Associate Degree$40,065
    Bachelor's Degree$40,909
    Master's Degree$42,426